The weekend saw several big weights recorded at Moorlands Farm Fishery, topped by a 203-12-0 winning bag to Roman Skura in Friday’s afternoon open. Roman has become a regular winner at the Hartlebury water with his trademark technique of pole-fishing mussels down the edge and he used it to great effect again on Meadow Lake’s peg 13 to win the event by over 100lb.

Mal Watson also topped the 200lb barrier to win Saturday’s open match with 200-1-0 from peg 10 on Meadow Lake in a event that produced two more weights over 130lb, while Sunday’s open was very close, Pete Bailey (149-8-0 from Bank Pool peg 8) edging out Wayne Mellings (147-0-0 from Island Pool peg 2).